John Morley

[1st Viscount Morley Of Blackburn]

John Morley Quotes

  • ''They are the guiding oracles which man has found out for himself in that great business of ours, of learning how to be, to do, to do without, and to depart.''
    John Morley [1st Viscount Morley Of Blackburn] (1838-1923), British writer, Liberal politician. Published in "Aphorisms," Studies in Literature (1890). "Address on Aphorisms," Edinburgh (1887).
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  • ''Literature, the most seductive, the most deceiving, the most dangerous of professions.''
    John Morley [1st Viscount Morley Of Blackburn] (1838-1923), British writer, Liberal politician. Life of Burke, ch. 1 (1879).
  • ''They act as if they supposed that to be very sanguine about the general improvement of mankind is a virtue that relieves them from taking trouble about any improvement in particular.''
    John Morley [1st Viscount Morley Of Blackburn] (1838-1923), British writer, Liberal politician. On Compromise, ch. 5 (1874).
  • ''You have not converted a man because you have silenced him.''
    John Morley [1st Viscount Morley Of Blackburn] (1838-1923), British writer, Liberal politician. On Compromise, ch. 5 (1874).

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